True Friend Poem

Poem For A True Friend

The poet tells of the forming of a close friendship.

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© Nicole K. Armstrong

Published: Nov 2007

A True Friend

Before you became a friend of mine
We knew each other for quite some time
I hate to say we wasted a year and a half,
I'm glad we can now look back and laugh.

It's funny how things turned out,
I wish I could say I never had a doubt.
Truth is, I'm proud to say,
You and I have come a long, long way.

You touch the lives of people you know
You walk around with a humble glow
You've been a best friend to me
One that will last an eternity.

I know my secrets you will keep,
On your shoulder, I can weep.
You always listen and never judge me,
Always understand so objectively.

You light up a room when you walk in
I'm so fortunate that you're my friend
You are the epitome of a best friend,
I wish I had known that way back then.

Words can't convey what you mean,
A better friend I have yet seen.
You confide in me, and I in you,
You are a friend who's completely true.

I never thought we'd be friends like this,
A lifetime of this we almost missed.
I'm blessed things have turned out this way
I thank God for you everyday.

I'm thankful it was not too late,
My friendship with you was well worth the wait.
I love you for all that you are,
There's no better friend by far.


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Techniques this poem uses:

  • This poem is made up of quatrains, which are stanzas with 4 lines each.
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  • This poem follows the AABB rhyming pattern. In each stanza, the last words of the first two lines rhyme, and the last words of the third and fourth lines rhyme.

    It's funny how things turned out, A
    I wish I could say I never had a doubt. A
    Truth is, I'm proud to say, B
    You and I have come a long, long way. B

    Read more about rhyme schemes
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